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“Food fantastic-never enough staff” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Sakura Japanese Restaurant

Sakura Japanese Restaurant
112 Bennetts Rd. | Norman Park, Brisbane, Queensland 4170, Australia
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Ranked #1,248 of 3,119 Restaurants in Brisbane
Cuisines: Japanese
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Food fantastic-never enough staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2012 via mobile

We love Sakura. The food is fresh and our family devours their plates. They are licked clean. The consistent issue is service however. Always painfully slow if the restaurant is reasonably busy, beyond an acceptable level. In true Japanese style the staff find it difficult to say to customers that there is an issue in the kitchen and don't communicate hoping we don't notice. This is no problem if you don't mind the slow food idea. Of course that would not be acceptable in Tokyo and shouldn't be in coorparoo.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Queensland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Delicious food, great service, cold beer!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2012

We went here without a booking on a saturday night and this tiny restuarant was about 3/4 full. There was a good atmosphere and staff were attentive and polite. We ordered quite a few meals to share between us and they were brought out really quickly (we waited perhaps 15 - 20 minutes for mains). Awesome vegetarian/vegan food options as well. I recommend the teriyaki tofu, miso, tempura vegetables, and seaweed salad :) There is also a great selection of Japanese alcohol :D

  • Visited January 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Walked out after not being served”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2012 via mobile

Came here a while ago looking for a small romantic dinner for 2.. We sat and waited 20 minutes to have someone serve us... We were given menus and waited a further 15 minutes to still not be served even after clearly showing our interest in ordering..

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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“Nice food but expensive....”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2008

Nice food but expensive....

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“One of our favourites”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2008

One of our favourites

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